Google has explained that the muted colours on its new Pixel 2 XL is intentional and not a major issue with its display tech.
Early adopters and reviewers have complained that the display, an LG-made P–OLED panel, looks much less striking and vivid compared with screens found on rival devices, especially Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.
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In a statement, Google said, “We designed the Pixel display to have a more natural and accurate rendition of colors [sic] this year but we know some people prefer more vivid colors [sic] so we’ve added an option to boost colors [sic] by 10% for a more saturated display.
“We’re always looking at people’s responses to Pixel and we will look at adding more color [sic] options through a software update if we see a lot of feedback.”
This, however, does not cover concerns about blotchiness and visible blocks of pixels when browsing the web on the Pixel 2 XL.
The issue is likely to only concern hardcore users, but such small margins are a big deal in the hugely competitive high–end smartphone space. With Apple’s iPhone X imminent, Google is facing a major struggle to get its device into as many hands as possible.